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I Just Hacked a Box of Bisquick and Made the Best Biscuits Ever

I just baked a batch of tender, fluffy, soft-as-a-pillow biscuits, and I didn't even break a sweat. That's because I tried a new biscuit-making …

Baking

How to roast Brussels sprouts to crispy goodness

He’s not a fan of vegetables, she confided via encrypted email. Too mushy, he claims. Could I help?<p>I didn’t know her. I didn’t know him. But it sounded serious. Sometimes a cook has to step out of her kitchen and stare down trouble. I took the case.<p>I packed my tools: knives, aprons, scale; I packed …

Recipes

Dai Ho's Delicious Noodles Are Worth the Drive — and the Rules

Dai Ho's proprietor, Jim Ku, has had a bad-boy reputation as the real "soup Nazi" for years (the restaurant has been in operation for more than 31 …

The 8 Quickest Ways to Get Sick Abs

Getting a flat stomach is hard work enough; getting full-on definition is downright laborious. But it just got easier: These simple workout and diet tweaks will help you get the definition you want, faster.

Nutrition

At $65, The Misen Chef's Knife is the Holy Grail of Knives

I'm not supposed to be writing this week. I have much too much to think about with my book just released and a tour coming up, but I was so excited about this that I couldn't *not* write about it.<p>A few days ago, I got a knife in the mail. This, in itself, is nothing unusual. People send me new …

Ideas in Food's Best Japanese-Style Fried Chicken Just Happens to Be Gluten-Free

<i>Editor's Note:</i> I've been a huge fan of Aki and Alex of the blog Ideas in Food ever since I was a little chef-ling burning meat as a line cook in Boston. With their newest book, <i>Gluten-Free Flour Power</i>, they turn their considerable intellect to gluten-free recipes, developing unique solutions for …

This Photographer Shows What It Means to Be a Cop Today

Officers Paul Watson, right, and his partner Officer Richard O'Brien make a traffic stop as neighbors look on. After the<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Natalie Keyssar …

7 Amazing Things that Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

<i>(Photo: Fotoatelie / Shutterstock.com)</i><p>The Coca-Cola company has identified the culprit behind America’s weight problem: You don’t exercise enough.<p>The …

8 Pieces of Extreme Survival Gear

From heated wetsuits and waterproof down jackets to handheld gadgets, these items are designed to help you survive when all else fails<p>Let's face it, the comforts of modern life can easily make us forget just how wild our planet truly is. And whether we like to think about it or not, emergency …

Knives

15 Things Dads Should Teach Their Sons About Dating

Buckle up, kid, it's a fun ride.<p>"That poor kid." "He has no chance." "Tough draw for him."<p>Statements like this are common when I talk to people about our son, the one boy out of our five children. Blanketed with three older sisters and a younger one. Their intentions are fine, I'm sure, but the …

Relationships

Why You Should Eat Watermelon

Watermelons originated in Africa and are grown on vines in sandy soil throughout the world. You need at least three months of reliably hot, sunny …

9 Easy Italian Recipes Your Family Will Love

Everyone loves Italian. From homemade pasta sauces to homemade bread, these recipes are serious family pleasers.<p><b>1. Homemade Tomato Sauce with Basil</b><p>Jarred tomato sauce is fine in a pinch, but if you've got a little extra time, this homemade sauce is totally worth it. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Parmesan Crusted</b> …

The Weirdest Uber Ride I Ever Drove

When you4 passengers are rich enough, they think they can pay you to bend the rules. And sometimes, they're not wrong. [ more › ]

Autonomous Vehicle

7 Minute Morning Routine For Better Health, Wealth, & Happiness

Looking to power up your day? Check out this 7 minute morning routine for better health, wealth, and happiness. Begin the day feeling great and be …

Happiness

Lemonade Refresh: 4 Ways to Spice up Your Lemonade

Summer is here which means it's time to set up your lemonade stand! Okay, maybe you're a little to old for that now, but it doesn't mean you can't enjoy a grown-up rendition. That's why I've come up with four deliciously unique versions of lemonade perfect for a backyard gathering on a hot summer …

Is This Man Cursed?

If you found a black bag floating in the ocean, would you open it up and look inside? We would be afraid of finding some disgusting, rotting trash. …

Spirituality

Liege Waffles

The Liege waffle, native to Belgium and loved around the world, is a thick, crispy, sweet waffle with dough similar to brioche. They feature large chunks of pearl sugar and when baked in a waffle iron, the sugar caramelizes, creating a lovely crisp bite on the outside while maintaining a soft …

15 Criminally Underrated Burgers In Los Angeles

Some burgers have all the luck—they end up on every "best of" list (including our own). Of course, we love these iconic burgers, but as any …

These 15 Isolated Tracks From Famous Songs Will Blow Your Mind

<b>The Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter” vocals</b><p>Mick Jagger’s multiple vocal personas can sell a song even better than his stellar stagecraft, but the best …

A 30-Second Ritual To Start Every Day Off Right

All of us all want to be happy. And despite the way our culture commonly approaches this conversation, happiness is actually a relatively simple …

Happiness

Three Simple Magic Tricks That Even a Kid Could Pull Off

“If every single person on the planet knew one simple magic trick, the world would be a happier place.” Such is the philosophy of Joe Diamond, a …

Bodega Eggs: The Stupid-Easy Way to Make Eggs

<i>There are those things we eat, make, read, and gush over that are just too good to keep to ourselves. Here, we resist the urge to use too many exclamation points and let you in on our latest crushes.</i><p><i>Today: When it comes to breakfast sandwiches, we're on Pete Wells's team:</i> <i>There is no better,</i> …

10 Foods To Fuel Your Workouts

1. Oatmeal<p>A smart pre-workout food choice is oatmeal. It contains not only soluble fiber and protein, but many vitamins and minerals as well. The …

Let Bivalves Be Bivalves: Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Mussels

Mussels are quick-cooking, inexpensive, and party-friendly. Avoid these common mistakes, and get them right, every time.<p>Quick—name a dish that's inexpensive, quick-cooking, fancy enough for a party, but easy enough to make on a weeknight. If you said mussels, we're on the same wavelength. These …

Curries

10 Weird But Magical Flavor Pairings You Have To Taste To Believe

Anyone who's ever tried a peanut butter and pickle sandwich or a bacon-fried Oreo knows that the best flavor pairings often come as a total surprise. But why stop with a singular taste test when you could make entire breakfasts, lunches and dinners of weird yet delicious flavor mashups?<p>When you …

40 Age-Erasing Superfoods

Look, feel, and stay young<p>The latest science on the muscle-building, brain-enhancing, wrinkle-erasing, heart-strengthening, bone-protecting, immunity-boosting, and inflammation-fighting foods you should be eating every day.<p><b>1. Almonds</b><br>These energy-rich snacks lower bad cholesterol, thanks to plant …

LA's Most Iconic Burgers

Since when were hamburgers so complicated? Los Angeles is known as the birthplace for some of the most famous (and infamous) hamburgers in the world, but the city that gave birth to Umami Burger, Father's Office, and McDonald's also houses a fine and storied tradition of old-school burgers — …